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1997 San Diego Chargers (NFL) 5th place American Football Conference Western Division 4-12-0 .250
Head Coach: Kevin Gilbride
Offensive LineGeorge DeLeone
Wide ReceiversTyrone Dixon
Strength and ConditioningJohn Dunn
Tight EndsBill Macdermott
Assistant Head CoachNick Nicolau
Special TeamsFrank Novak
Defensive LineWayne Nunnely
Defensive CoordinatorJoe Pascale
Defensive BacksRod Perry
Special TeamsChuck Priefer
Offensive CoordinatorMike Sheppard
LinebackersJim Vechiarella
Running BacksOllie Wilson
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Sat8/2/1997HSan Francisco 49ers20-13WSan Diego, CAQualcomm Stadium62542
Sat8/9/1997HIndianapolis Colts23-17WSan Diego, CAQualcomm Stadium56447
Sat8/16/1997ATennessee Oilers21-7WNashville, TNVanderbilt Stadium21407
Fri8/22/1997AMinnesota Vikings22-28LMinneapolis, MNMetrodome44300
Sun8/31/1997ANew England Patriots7-41LFoxborough, MAFoxboro Stadium60190
Sun9/7/1997ANew Orleans Saints20-6WNew Orleans, LALouisiana Superdome65760
Sun9/14/1997HCarolina Panthers7-26LSan Diego, CAQualcomm Stadium63149
Sun9/21/1997ASeattle Seahawks22-26LSeattle, WAKingdome51110
Sun9/28/1997HBaltimore Ravens21-17WSan Diego, CAQualcomm Stadium54094
Sun10/5/1997AOakland Raiders25-10WOakland, CAOakland-Alameda County Coliseum43648
Thu10/16/1997AKansas City Chiefs3-31LKansas City, MOArrowhead Stadium77196
Sun10/26/1997HIndianapolis Colts35-19WSan Diego, CAQualcomm Stadium63177
Sun11/2/1997ACincinnati Bengals31-38LCincinnati, OHCinergy Field53754
Sun11/9/1997HSeattle Seahawks31-37LSan Diego, CAQualcomm Stadium64616
Sun11/16/1997HOakland Raiders13-38LSan Diego, CAQualcomm Stadium65714
Sun11/23/1997ASan Francisco 49ers10-17LSan Francisco, CA3Com Park61195
Sun11/30/1997HDenver Broncos28-38LSan Diego, CAQualcomm Stadium54245
Sun12/7/1997HAtlanta Falcons3-14LSan Diego, CAQualcomm Stadium46317
Sun12/14/1997HKansas City Chiefs7-29LSan Diego, CAQualcomm Stadium54594
Sun12/21/1997ADenver Broncos3-38LDenver, COMile High Stadium69632
Non-league game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
2Darren BennettP6'523532none160
75Tony BertiROT6'630025Colorado1616
50David BinnC6'323725California160
69Ben BordelonOG6'530523Louisiana State162
25Paul BradfordCB5'818523San Mateo JC; Portland State154
22Dorian BrewCB5'1018223Kansas60
33Gary BrownRB5'1122828Penn State1514
52James BurgessLB5'1123023Miami (Florida)154
58Lew BushMLB6'224828Washington State1413
43Kenny BynumRB5'1119123South Carolina State130
3John CarneyK5'1117833Notre Dame40
32Robert ChanceyFB6'025525none60
68Joe CocozzoLOG6'430027Michigan1612
90Marco ColemanRDE6'326828Georgia Tech1616
34Aaron CraverFB6'022032El Camino JC; Fresno State155
84Ray CrittendenWR6'118827Virginia Tech20
7Greg DavisK6'020232The Citadel120
77Ike DavisROG6'332025Arkansas1212
20Mike DumasFS6'020128Indiana1615
60Greg EngelC6'328726Illinois90
11Jim EverettQB6'521234Purdue41
41Terrell FletcherRB5'819624Wisconsin131
95William FullerLDE6'327435North Carolina1616
35Carwell GardnerFB6'223531Kentucky; Louisville52
54Kurt GouveiaLB6'123533Brigham Young76
53Michael HamiltonLB6'224524North Carolina A&T State60
96Norman HandDT6'331025Itawamba CC; Mississippi151
28Dwayne HarperLCB5'1117531South Carolina State1212
37Rodney HarrisonSS6'121525Western Illinois1616
89Frank HartleyTE6'226830Illinois1616
38David HendrixS6'121325Georgia Tech40
57Bobby HoustonLB6'223930North Carolina State20
12Stan HumphriesQB6'222332Louisiana State; Louisiana-Monroe88
42Greg JacksonS6'120731Louisiana State130
59Toran JamesLB6'324723North Carolina A&T State140
99Raylee JohnsonDE6'327227Arkansas160
82Charlie JonesWR5'817525Fresno State1611
88Freddie JonesTE6'426823North Carolina138
98Shawn LeeRDT6'229531Westchester CC; North Alabama1615
81Tony MartinWR6'118032Bishop; Colorado Mesa1616
63Raleigh McKenzieC6'228334Tennessee1616
21Eric MetcalfWR5'1019029Texas161
66Jim MillsOG6'429024Idaho10
86Shannon MitchellTE6'224525Georgia41
94Mike MohringDT6'529523Pittsburgh20
40Mark MontreuilCB6'120026Concordia (Quebec)61
70Vaughn ParkerLOT6'329926UCLA1616
97John ParrellaLDT6'330028Nebraska1616
44Erric PegramRB5'1019328North Texas40
15Todd PhilcoxQB6'422631Syracuse20
79Marcus PriceOT6'631725Louisiana State20
86Al PupunuTE6'225728Dixie JC; Weber State81
85Latario RachalWR5'1118324El Camino JC; Fresno State140
87Brian RocheTE6'525524Cal Poly (San Luis Obispo); San Jose State50
56Patrick SappLLB6'425824Clemson169
55Junior SeauRLB6'325228Southern California1515
29Terrance ShawRCB5'1119524Stephen F. Austin State1616
65Troy SienkiewiczOG6'531425New Mexico State146
80Bryan StillWR5'1117423Virginia Tech154
27Michael SwiftCB5'1017223Austin Peay State121
91Van TuineiDE6'328826Golden West JC; Arizona30
5Craig WhelihanQB6'522026Oregon State; Pacific97
23Gerome WilliamsS6'221024Houston60
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Freddie Jones245TENorth Carolina
Michael Hamilton374LBNorth Carolina A&T State
Raleigh Roundtree4109TSouth Carolina State
Kenny Bynum5138RBSouth Carolina Statefrom STL
Paul Bradford5146DBPortland State
Dan Palmer6178CAir Force
Toran James7218LBNorth Carolina A&T Statefrom KC/PIT
Tony Corbin7237QBSacramento State
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4thOT
Team Totals617171630
Opponents Totals641709893
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals29:2225270161217823732.982138.11291101
Opponents Totals30:3830892181358522138.571838.9101784
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTX2X2AFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Greg Davis0212295.500192479.2078
Tony Martin6000000036
Eric Metcalf5000000030
John Carney055100.00077100.0026
Gary Brown4000000024
Rodney Harrison3000000018
Paul Bradford2000000012
Greg Jackson2000000012
Freddie Jones2000000012
Frank Hartley100000006
Charlie Jones100000006
Erric Pegram100000006
Team Totals27262796.300263183.90266
Opponents Totals504646100.014252696.21425
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
John Carney77100.00/03/32/22/20/0
Greg Davis192479.20/04/510/105/90/0
Team Totals263183.90/07/812/127/110/0
Opponents Totals252696.20/013/137/85/50/0
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTDFDG20+G40+FUM
Gary Brown2539453.732447402
Terrell Fletcher511613.21306002
Kenny Bynum30973.21904000
Aaron Craver20713.62202100
Charlie Jones44210.51702000
Craig Whelihan13292.2703002
Stan Humphries13241.81103002
Erric Pegram9232.66t11000
Carwell Gardner7202.9501000
Jim Everett561.2601001
Todd Philcox133.0300000
Eric Metcalf3-5-1.7200000
Team Totals40914163.532570509
Opponents Totals45316983.771t12926210
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPFDG20+G40+RTG
Stan Humphries22512153.89814886.612.372t52.262.71814413447121470.7
Craig Whelihan23711849.810913575.711.561t62.5104.22116811896314458.3
Todd Philcox281657.1111736.210.82900.013.684412982060.6
Jim Everett753648.0354576.112.76211.345.3430427199149.7
Team Totals56529151.525334756.211.972t122.1213.751386308916146962.2
Opponents Totals56829752.325636326.412.270t315.5152.627164346818152579.5
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTDFDG20+G40+FUM
Tony Martin6390414.372t6451030
Freddie Jones4150512.362219820
Eric Metcalf4057614.462224921
Terrell Fletcher392927.525017302
Charlie Jones3242313.244t117620
Bryan Still2432413.539016500
Gary Brown211376.52708100
Frank Hartley1924612.935113300
Aaron Craver4266.52001100
Carwell Gardner2105.0800000
Erric Pegram273.5400000
Kenny Bynum242.0300000
Shannon Mitchell11414.01401000
Al Pupunu177.0700000
Team Totals291347511.972t121614693
Opponents Totals297363212.270t311815251
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Rodney Harrison27537.575t1
Paul Bradford25628.056t1
Dwayne Harper24321.5430
Greg Jackson23718.536t1
Junior Seau23316.5260
Terrance Shaw11111.0110
Marco Coleman122.020
Mike Dumas100.000
William Fuller100.000
Kurt Gouveia100.000
Team Totals1525717.175t3
Opponents Totals2138718.487t3
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20OOBDNRYDSNYDSNET
Darren Bennett89397244.6661826814416339637.7
Team Totals90397244.1661826814416339637.7
Opponents Totals85370243.67201027489301335.4
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PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTDG20+G40+FUM
Eric Metcalf45848910.985t3432
Rodney Harrison1000.000000
Greg Jackson1000.000000
Team Totals47848910.485t3432
Opponents Totals392041610.73500
KICKOFFSNOYDSAVGOBTBRETRETYTDOSAOSR
Greg Davis52311259.811481117121
Darren Bennett16767.000122000
John Carney16106566.60214375000
Team Totals69424461.513631519121
Opponents Totals7516131
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTDG20+G40+FUM
Kenny Bynum38081421.45702120
Eric Metcalf16035522.26301011
Latario Rachal15033622.43001201
Aaron Craver306822.7270200
Ben Bordelon2000.000000
Rodney Harrison104040.040t1110
Team Totals750161321.56314642
Opponents Totals630151724.199t1
SACKSNOYDS
Junior Seau7.0
Rodney Harrison4.0
John Parrella3.5
William Fuller3.0
Shawn Lee3.0
Raylee Johnson2.5
Marco Coleman2.0
Mike Dumas1.0
Norman Hand1.0
Team Totals27.0164.0
Opponents Totals51.0386.0
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Tony Berti0010100
Paul Bradford00011781
Gary Brown200000
Aaron Craver0010100
Mike Dumas0001100
Jim Everett2101-80
Terrell Fletcher400000
Dwayne Harper0001100
Rodney Harrison0012301
Stan Humphries7101-100
Greg Jackson00011411
Raleigh McKenzie0010100
Eric Metcalf420200
Vaughn Parker0020200
John Parrella0001100
Todd Philcox200000
Al Pupunu0010100
Latario Rachal101100
Junior Seau102250
Terrance Shaw0010100
Troy Sienkiewicz0020270
Michael Swift0001160
Craig Whelihan7202-110
Team Totals30141611271083
Opponents Totals2111714212
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